I would have run one category last week. The host Alex Trebek (I miss his mustache) announced the first six categories, and one was "Let's Make a Quilt." For those of you not familiar with this game show, the contestants are given answers, and they have to provide the "questions."
I grabbed my camera to photo each "answer," confident that I would know the question without taking notes. I would have won $3000 easily. The three contestants were not quilters, hesitating before ringing in to give their "questions." The quilting category was the last one selected, and no one even tried to give the "question" connected with the $600 answer.
How would you have done? The answers are arranged from easiest to hardest (according to whose opinion?). I personally think the $800 question should be swapped with the $400 question.
|picture with the $400 answer|
$200 – This ’mad’ patchwork quilt is made from irregular or scrap pieces sewn in no particular pattern or design.$400 – The 19th-century style of quilt (see photo) named for this Maryland city can fetch 6-figure sums at auctions today.
$600 – This layer inside a quilt that provides thickness & warmth sounds like an activity for Josh Hamilton.
$800 – These social gatherings where women would make quilts together were a popular feature of frontier life.
$1000 – Quilts may be pieced, where shapes are cut & sewn together, or this, where cut pieces are sewn to a background.
My brights quilt is progressing just fine. I'm satisfied with the blend of all the fabrics. My design wall has 1/3 of the blocks on it. If you squint your eyes, you can see 3 complete, pixilated circles and two partial ones. The layout is 6 blocks wide, and it will end up being 8 blocks long.
I need a name for this quilt. The pattern is "Daisy Chain" in the Lintott book Jelly Roll Quilts. This is too bright to be connected with daisies. Please, any suggestions for a quilt name?